At Least 19 Dead After Attack In Tunisia's Capital

At least 19 people have been reported killed following an attack and three-hour hostage crisis at the popular National Bardo national museum in Tunisia’s capital.

Prime Minister Habib Essid said 17 of the people killed were foreigners. Two shooters have also been reportedly killed.

As the New York Times reports:

And the Guardian adds:


Unidentified combatants launched attacks in Tunisia’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven foreign nationals and one Tunisian, and taking an unknown number of people hostage.

The shootings and kidnappings reportedly took place at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.

An Interior Ministry spokesperson told NBC that two people carried out the shootings.

Local media, however, said there were three attackers. The Guardian reports:

The state of the combatants and hostages is not immediately known.

Updates and reports are being posted to Twitter:

#BardoAttack Tweets

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